Lights Camera Bloom! Philadelphia Flower Show-Part 1

"The Movies" was the theme this year for the Philadelphia Flower Show

“The Movies” was the theme this year for the Philadelphia Flower Show

As you enter the Philadelphia Flower Show, you feel that you are visiting an old time movie theater that has a marquee, bright lights, and excitement, and you even smell the buttery scent of popcorn. And yes, they actually were selling hot buttery popcorn freshly popped, like hotcakes!

Cars themed Rt 66 executed by Burke Brothers Landscapes

Cars themed Rt 66 executed by Burke Brothers Landscapes

The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show is an annual event at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in March. The oldest and largest indoor show, the spectacle features elaborate landscapes, and over-the-top floral creations.

Over the top floral creations

Over the top floral creations

Not only a flower show, visitors experience live shows and entertainment, culinary demonstrations, DIY workshops and lectures. I did a demo on Fairy gardens meets the movies called “Tinkerbell and Beyond” and showed everyone how to arrange a miniature landscape.  Tinkerbell, The Hobbit, and Fern Gully gardens complete with animals and fairies were put together on the demo stage and I had a great helper who was eager to play in the dirt. I had an assistant to help me with my demo on miniature gardens

I had an assistant to help me with my demo on miniature gardens.

My assistant made a great fairy garden with a little coaching

My assistant made a great fairy garden with a little coaching

Tinkerbells' miniature garden

Tinkerbells’ miniature garden

The aisles were thronged with people trying to get a good view of the very inventive interpretations of movies.

'Nightmare Before Christmas' was a big hit

‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ was a big hit

Four season containers were on display to demonstrate that you can have containers planted all year long.

Four season containers
Four season containers

But the movie exhibits were so interesting that I kept going back to them to check them out.

Chicken coop made out of an old car for 'Cars" movie

Chicken coop made out of an old car for “Cars” movie!

Ratatouille was so cute!
Ratatouille was so cute!
Ratatouille popped up everywhere

Ratatouille popped up everywhere

I loved these air plants that were upside down in dried sea urchins to mimic jelly fish-In Finding Nemo

I loved these air plants that were upside down in dried sea urchins to mimic jelly fish-In ‘Finding Nemo’

Alice in Wonderland at the Mad Hatters Tea Party

Alice in Wonderland at the Mad Hatters Tea Party

I loved this storefront of underwear made of flowers!

I loved this storefront of underwear made of flowers

The miniatures were wonderful as usual and I am doing another post on just the miniature gardens and scenes. Stay tuned for part 2.

My haul of plants from the show

My haul of plants from the show

 

About thegardendiaries

Claire Jones is a landscape and floral designer and owner of Claire Jones Landscapes, LLC. She designs and helps people to create their own personal outdoor oasis and loves to write about her gardening failures and successes.
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8 Responses to Lights Camera Bloom! Philadelphia Flower Show-Part 1

  1. Thank you, Claire for showing the Philadelphia Garden Show on your Blog….I did not go this year….and would have missed all together if it were not for your beautiful photographs…thank you for sharing them with your friends….

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  2. Gillian says:

    Looks like a really great show.

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  3. I loved the car themed gardens. Fairy gardens will always be my favorite. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful photos.

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  4. Les says:

    I made it last year, and have been looking for someone to post some photos from this year. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Melody Forest says:

    I would like a little more direction on the beautiful four season containers. The are beautiful! Oh how I’d love to make designs like that!

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